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The Commons Lunch

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American, Soups, Diner
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48 Commons, Little Compton, RI 02837-1544
+1 401-635-4388
06:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Thu 06:00 - 19:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 20:00
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Fall River, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Went for lunch and was pleased with the overall experience, on the village green. The menu has a good selection, made to your liking, and the chef even came out to ask if I would like more sauce for my spaghetti. I never had that before, but there was plenty already, and very tasty. It is cash, no credit or... More 

Thank estimator51
Westport, Ma
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141 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Picked up Our granddaughter at school and brought her to this nearby restaurant. A lovely quaint restaurant and not too busy the time we went. My husband and I both ordered the turkey dinner and it was delicious! Lots of fresh sliced turkey, buttery mashed potatoes with gravy and fresh sautéed spinach. Our granddaughter had her Mac n cheese and... More 

Thank keetlady
New York, New York, United States
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Again during a visit to friends in little Compton, we had a wonderful lunch at The Commons. I had the 3-piece Fried Chicken with Mashed and Veggies. It was perfect. the service is down-home and friendly.

Thank Michael B
Boston, Massachusetts
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119 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We were out wandering around Little Compton and Tiverton, and stopped in at The Commons Lunch for brunch. It doesn't look like much from the outside, almost looks too plain / ordinary, but inside it's remarkably like stepping backwards in time to a 50s era diner, complete with milk shake bar and chrome bar stools. We sat in a booth... More 

Thank Sue_near_Boston
Boston, Massachusetts
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229 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

First off, Little Compton is the quaintest peaceful coastal town I've discovered in RI! Not only is it the epitomy of classic coastal New England with its beautiful beach, lighthouse, immaculate pastures, farms and homesteads...it seems to be a refuge of relaxation when you need to get away from it all. The town center is known as "The Commons." They... More 

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Chevy Chase, MD
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140 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

George Crowther's Commons Lunch is fun and funky and laid bock, without any pretentious about it's cooking. That said, the Little Compton Commons Lunch is, by our standard, the high temple if Johnny Cakes, which, since you're unfamiliar with Rhode Island cuisine, are crepe-like pancakes, but thinier and yet grittier, doused in real (from trees) maple syrup from nearby Vermont.... More 

Thank Peter K
Bolton, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Hubby's breakfast sandwich was good. Coffee cup was dirty. Coffee was poor. My veggie omelet was gritty as if veggies were straight out of the garden and not washed.

Thank Julie F
1 review
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Very quaint. Kind of tucked away , found it by searching on google. Food was excellent, price reasonable. Definitely will go back,

Thank Carol S
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We were wandering on our way to the shore, visiting small towns on our way, when decided to take a break and grab something to eat at The Commons Lunch. We had a great fresh and tasty blueberry pie in a kind of old days american diner. Kind staff, tasty pie, and we felt like in a lovely time travel... More 

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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407 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Went for breakfast with a friend. It is one of her favorite places for breakfast. Nice local atmosphere and good food. I tried the johnny cakes. I will return.

1 Thank Jean W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 22
American, Soups, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Commons, Little Compton, RI 02837-1544
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Little Compton
  • Phone Number: +1 401-635-4388

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?